Guterres advocates for digital world that ‘strengthens human rights, advances peace’

During a high-level meeting on digital co-operation, UN Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the role of digital technologies in serving everyone, as they represent an opportunity ‘to be an enabler, an equalizer, and to accelerate the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)’. He called for collective global action, including listening to youth in order to better safeguard the digital future for future generations, as well as to help ensure technologies are utilised for the good of all. Guterres further referred to the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation as a path forward to a secure online world and called to ensure affordable, inclusive, and meaningful connectivity for all; to ensure that human rights apply both online and offline; and to protect against cyberattacks and disinformation, as well as ensure online safety for all.